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    November 10, 2009
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ft. hood pauses to remember those who lost their lives. three teens accused of starting another boy on fire face trials as adults. why they'll be staying in jail for now. the remnants of hurricane ida giving the gulf coast and southern states a serious drenching. we'll show you where the storm is hitting hardest. 40 years of letters, and numbers and songs and rimehymes how "sesame street" is celebrating the big 4-0. the president arrived via air force one to attend the
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afternoon memorial at ft. hood, texas. they'll meet privately with relatives of those killed and then attend the memorial service at the post. that begins at 2:00 eastern today. officials say the suspect major nidal hasan will be tried in military court. no charges have yet been filed. the fbi is starting a new internal review to see if it missed any red flags. >> i guess no one saw the signs on him and if they miss the signs with him, can you imagine if they miss the signs with someone else? >> i think there were probably a lot of connections that should have been made that weren't made but we're at war and under a lot of pressure and maybe that's what happened. >> major hasan is in intensive care unit at the burn unit in san antonio. investigators say he acted alone and was not part of a terror plot. sources say he was never put on any watch list even though they
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found e-mails between him and a muslim cleric, a radical cleric linked to two of the 9/11 hijackers. there was no mention of threat or violence in those e-mails. the u.s. senate offered its own tribute to victims at the ft. hood rampage. senators observed a moment of silence to honor those killed and injured. help is pouring in for victims of the ft. hood shootings. they call it a celebration of life made care baskets for them. they have food, stuffed animals, coloring books and cards and personal notes are attached. volunteers add items that the victims can use to pamper themselves. >> we want to put feel good stuff. hair products in there. there will be types of food items in there as well. comfort stuff. hopefully coloring books, stuffed animals, stuff like that for the kids. >> when you see this happening with all of the businesses and more importantly the community
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and how austin is responding to this need right now makes me feel amazing and i'm so great to be an american. >> volunteers will deliver the baskets before the memorial service which begins an hour from now at ft. hood. tropical storm actually tropical depression ida now christened a depression is dumping rain on a large part of the southeast. the entire southeast quadrant of the nation basically. some places could get 8 inches of rain. the storm will likely continue another day as it marshes up the east coast. it came ashore this morning in alabama. it flooded roads in alabama and florida panhandle and caused scattered power outages in some areas. three florida teenagers accused of setting a 15-year-old by on fire will be charged as adults. they're being held without bond. 15-year-old matthew bent
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directed jarvis to pour water on brewer. mendez started him on fire. two other teens have not yet been charged. brewer has burns over 65% of his body and remains in critical condition. >> you can come in each day or get a phone call at any time that things are getting worse and we're getting better. people get sick fast and better slowly. right now with him we're a tiny bit better every day. >> the boys attacked brewer because he reported that one of his friends stole his father's bicycle. the cbs news producer charged with blackmailing david letterman is in court today. joe halderman threatened to expose his affairs with the late-night staff if he didn't pay $2 million. a short while ago the defense attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case saying his client was trying to sell a
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screen play. letterman made tv history when he confessed i slept with women that worked for him. the former astronaut accused of attacking another woman over an ex-boyfriend may take a plea trial today. the hearing is set to begin in 25 minutes. prosecutors say the deal has some conditions. they're not giving details. lisa nowak pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping and other charges. the woman she allegedly attacked in an airport parking lot two years ago is expected at the hearing today. the virginia governor will not stop the execution of convicted d.c. sniper john allen muhammad. governor kaine rejected a hearing for klemm .
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>> if you have h1n1, you should be paid from your employer to stay at home. the idea is to make sure sick employees stay home and not expose other people. it would make it easier for parents to deal with sick children and school closings. house version would cover the h1n1 pandemic and other infectious diseases. in duchess county, new york, police are trying to figure out why a man walked into a school with a rifle and took the principal hostage. that school went into lockdown as police arrived at the scene. the gunman sunderrrenderisurren. no one was hurt. christopher craft attended the
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school in the '80s. the gunman's son was recently suspended from that school. a suicide car bomber targeted a congested traffic circle killing at least 26 people near peshawar. people sat in traffic leaving cars mangled and several buildings destroyed. 60 people were injured. that's a third attack in the last three days in that same area. basketball great kareem abdul-jabbaar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia. his doctor said it's not a death sentence and treatable. abdul-jabbar is trying to raise awareness and give hope to others. he's using the opportunity to talk about the importance of health care. >> we have the best technology in the world. we're supposed to be the can do nation. our health care system really fails so many people especially poor people, people who don't
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have the means to go to private doctors. i think we should change that. i think it's absolutely crucial and it certainly is a just and noble cause to make health care available to everyone. >> abdul-jabbar said he approached a pharmaceutical company to launch a campaign about his condition. today's salute is from a soldier's mom. she missed his birthday and he's missed at home, too. >> caller: i'm robin gregory. my salute is going out to my wonderful son, private first class aaron oxenford. he'll pick on me by the end because i am going cry. aaron, we're all very proud of you. we want you to be safe. please know that we love you. we can't wait for you to come home. i might not understand why you've joined the army fully but
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i'm very proud of what you're doing. >> proud mom. if a couple wants to adopt a kid, should the adoption agency try to figure out if they own guns? the nra says no, they shouldn't. is doing something about it. what do you think? share your views on hln.
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we're awaiting the start of today's memorial service at ft. hood, texas. the site of the ceremony. as massive post cordoned off with walls of steel shipping containers. the somber ceremony is to begin at the top of the next hour to remember 13 people killed in last week's shooting rampage and the others seriously wounded. the commander in chief and first lady have arrived. the obamas will join the
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grieving families and a lot of people are wearing red, white and blue on this sunny day. the national rifle association wants to stop florida adoption agencies from asking couples if they own guns. the nra claims that the very question invades the privacy of gun owners. it violates a federal law that prohibits the state from registering guns. the child welfare department says gun ownership question is included on some but not all forms that parents fill out. there's legislation being introduced to block the question from being on forms. this is a your views topic for today. richelle carey joins us to talk about what you have to say. >> this comes from a couple that wanted to adopt a child. they had a form that had the question on it. they didn't like having to answer the question about whether or not they had guns and they thought about suing but
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instead went the legislative route. that's how we got here. we've been listening to what you have to say about this story. we took our views cams down to the streets and got this comment from another chuck. >> my view on this situation is that they do have a right to ask if there's guns in the house and ammunition for safety with kids. i don't want big brother denying people to adopt kids because they have ammunition or guns in the house. that wouldn't be right. it's a legitimate question to ask for safety for children. >> that chuck says i get the question but he thinks don't go too far with it. we're getting a call from oklahoma. she takes exception to the question. thanks for calling. go ahead and make your point. >> caller: it would seem to be fair besides just adoptive parents if they would go that
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direction. what would be the difference in asking expectant parents the same question or any parents with a child in the home? it seems like the government keeps finding ridiculous reasons to go in and get information on people. >> when you talk about giving a child to someone, can you understand asking an extensive list of questions, not even just the gun question. you're handing over a child. not a toy. not a car. can you understand getting really, really personal? >> i can understand getting personal to make sure that it's a good home but just because someone owns a gun does not make that a bad parent. >> a lot of people have made that exact point you're making. thank you very much. heidi is calling us from oregon. all right. where do you stand on this? >> caller: i was a foster parent. i'm an adoptive mother. we do have hunting rifles. i come from an area where the whole family hunts. it absolutely is a necessity. it's not a rights issue.
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it's a safety issue. people are asking these questions and then guess what the next thing will be? a home visit. say okay where are you keeping guns? making sure they're in a gun safe. that's all they're needing to know is where are the guns. as long as they're safe away from children, no problem. we adopted our son with no problem. >> okay. so you did have to reveal all of this information about yourself and you say in no way did it work against you in getting that child. >> caller: it was no problem. >> this is what we want to hear from you. those types of situations. if you have personal experience, we want to know that. should adoptive parents have to tell the adoption agency if they have guns in their home or do you think people are just going too far and they're violating my privacy and my right to own a gun or maybe do you think it's not a safe home for the kids? e-mail cnn.com/hln or if you want to chat, call us at 877-tell-hln or text us at hlntv
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and if you really have the time and you want to go back and forth with a few people, go to facebook. that's a good way to communicate. >> i'll chat with you any time. >> absolutely. >> that's a good segment. very nice. well done. the t.e.a. party express making its feelings about the house health care bill loud and clear. >> kill the bill! kill the bill! >> 500 protesters gathered outside the georgia capitol yesterday. you can hear chants of "kill that bill" referring to the health care reform package that passed late saturday. part of the t.e.a. party express their second cross-country tour. a chicago bus driver made an unscheduled stop this morning inside a home. we'll tell you if anybody was inside and seriously hurt.
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we're less than an hour away from the start of a memorial service at ft. hood. a somber ceremony to remember the 13 people killed in that
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shooting rampage on post. not everyone who's there and there are hundreds perhaps even thousands there were actually at the site of the shooting. in fact, one woman whose husband is at ft. hood brought their 3-year-old daughter. her husband was at the shooting but what happens to my husband's brothers and sisters happens to all of us. the commander in chief, the first lady are there. the obamas will join grieving families and a shaken community at the post beginning in about 40 minutes. one of our i-reporters captured captured ida's giant waves. it's beautiful. jan took this video from her house right on the beach. some buildings lost their sea wall. we talked to her earlier and she said waves were getting bigger and bigger and the parking lots of high-rise condos on the beach
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are under water. >> this is down in destin. you can tell their parking lot is flooded. they will have to pump it out. that's the guard shack. >> all right. destin, florida. it came ashore at dolphin island, alabama. if you have pictures like that or video of ida or the aftermath or anything that represents news and of great interest to everybody, go to ireport.com and click on upload now. don't compromise your safety. a chicago bus made a stop inside the house. you'll see the miss. we received reports that the bus driver and three passengers were injured and taken to a hospital. now we're hearing only one person had to be treated at the scene but the impact was so intense the opposite side of the house cracked. a woman and her four kids were inside the home at the time. they weren't hurt. no word on what caused the bus
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to lose control but it obviously did. the health care bill is moving to the senate now that the house passed it by a couple votes. many republicans are still opposed particularly to government run health insurance. last night on the "the joy behar show" democratic congresswoman maxine waters talked about how president obama is reacting. >> the president wants a bill no matter what. the president says he's going to sign whatever we send in and that's that. he believes that having health care reform is crucial to his re-election and i don't think you're going to see him getting involved in any way to fight for any aspect on public option what we had to do was keep pressing, pressing, pressing and we still didn't get the kind of robust public option that we really wanted to have. >> joy will hold court again tonight. she'll pose questions to serena
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williams. joy behar here on hln. the children show "sesame street" celebrates a milestone today. how long it's been on the air and some of the vip's that appeared on the show over the year. we'll go tripping down memory lane just ahead.
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that memorial service for victims of the ft. hood shooting will be held today on the largest military post in the united states. there is the platform the presidential seal will be placed their shortly. the fbi and army and texas rangers continue to gather information on the attack. nidal malik hasan allegedly opened fire with two handgunsri deployment overseas. how will victims are honored today? >> reporter: we'll hear a roll call for victims and president
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barack obama in his remarks today will honor each victim individually and other speakers today include lieutenant general cone and also general george casey. they'll be speaking. part of this memorial service today if we look inside you can see where the stage is set up. there's a large american flag draped in front of the building. people had been coming in. security is very tight, chuck. they have erected these storage containers around the perimeter of the field so that they can check every person coming in and they describe the security as like when you go through an airport screener. that certainly is at a premium right now even though this is a military installation because the president is here and other top officials are here. they want to make sure they have the highest level of security possible. chuck? >> okay. and how long will the ceremony occur? is it an hour long? do we have any idea what the
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order of business will be? >> reporter: army officials estimate it will be about an hour long. they're going to hear the band play. there will be an opening prayer, scriptures from the bible will be read and you'll hear from two military officials and the president and shortly after that it is going to wrap up. we don't expect it to be very long. it will be traditional in tone but will also include some of the things that you see that are always official in the army including a 21-gun salute. the memorial will only be seen here today but it will also be heard as the 21-gun salute echos out across killeen, texas. >> have investigators spoke to major hasan from his hospital room in san antonio? >> reporter: we don't know for sure. we know that hasan has been able to speak. that news came this weekend when his ventilator was removed. this came recently from the hospital. he's in critical but stable
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condition. there are reports that he has been working to some extent to obtain legal counsel. certainly gives you an idea of what might be ahead perhaps a military trial for this suspect. >> okay. last question. if you don't know that's fine but have you talked to people walking in? are there people who had no -- they were not witnesses to or even nearby what happened on thursday but they just want to be there? they want to show their support to the military family. are you getting that sense today? >> reporter: chuck, we're in an area that's not near the public. this is a special entrance i'm standing in front of here. i've talked to people in the community this weekend. i've been here for several days. i've been to a few church services and prayer services and the community is tense. they're looking for answers and we certainly talk about the healing process beginning and the army talks about moving on but this is hitting really deep in this community. even if people weren't directly affected by this, if it wasn't necessarily a family member or they weren't here on post at the
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time, they take it personally because killeen and ft. hood are connected and i can about guarantee without a doubt that there are many people here from the surrounding community that are grieving and are here to mourn the loss of those 13 people. >> indeed. samantha hayes, thank you again. help is pouring in for victims of the ft. hood rampage and their families. a nonprofit called celebration of love made care baskets including food, stuffed animals and coloring books and cards and personal notes all attached. volunteers are adding items that the victims can use to pamper themselves. >> we just want to put feel good stuff. we'll have hair products in there. there's going to be types of food items in there as well. comfort stuff. hopefully coloring books and stuffed animals and stuff like that for the kids. >> you see this happening with all of the business and more
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importantly the community and how austin is responding to this need right now makes me feel amazing and i'm so great to be an american. >> volunteers will deliver all of the baskets before that memorial service which is about to begin. the former astronaut accused of attacking another woman over an ex-boyfriend may take a plea deal today. we're going to keep an eye on the pretile hearing out of florida for lisa nowak. these are live pictures from the courtroom as everyone is assembling. the deal has some conditions. lisa nowak pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping and other charges. the woman, her love rival she allegedly attacked in an airport parking lot two years ago in orlando, is expected to be at that hearing as well. tropical depression ida is still dumping drenching rain on parts of the southeast. some places could get 8 inches by nightfall. the storm will likely continue for another day as it travels up the east coast. it blasted ashore this morning at dolphin island, alabama. not far from mobile bay.
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it flooded some roads in alabama and the florida panhandle and caused scattered power outages in some areas. also in florida, three teenagers accused of setting a 15-year-old boy on fire will be charged as adults. they're being held without bond. investigators say 15-year-old matthew bent directed denver jarvis to pour rubbing alcohol all over michael brewer last month and they say 16-year-old jesus mendez lit him on fire. brewer has burns over 65% of his body and remains in critical condition. >> we can come in each day or get a phone call at any time that things are getting a lot worse or getting a tiny bit better. people get sick fast. they get better slowly. right now with him we're getting a tiny bit better every day. >> police say the boys attacked brewer because he reported one of his friends stole his
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father's bicycle. the bike was stolen because brewer didn't pay one of the boys $40 a video game. the cbs producer charged with blackmailing david letterman is in court today. joe ha halderman pleaded not guilty. his defense attorney is asking the judge to dismiss the case saying his client was only trying to sell dave a screen play. letterman made tv history last month when he confessed on his show that indeed he had slept with women who worked for him. virginia's governor will not stop the execution of john allen muhammad. governor tim kaine denied the clemency appeal. prosecutors say muhammad and a teenage accomplice killed ten people in sniper attacks around the washington area in 2002. they're also suspected of killings in other states as far
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off as arizona. malvo is serving life without parole. look at these live pictures from washington. flags at the u.s. capitol are flying at half-staff to honor the victims of the ft. hood shootings. all of the grieving families. a memorial service at the post at ft. hood, the largest military installation in the u.s. is about to begin.
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live pictures from orlando. lisa nowak just plead guilty to a lesser charge. let's listen in as the judge asks her if she understands the terms of that plea deal.
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>> is that your signature right there where it says defendant? >> that's my signature. >> over on this notice for appeal rights, is that your signature there? >> that is. >> right here on the dna inquiry form where it says defendant, is that your signature? >> those are all my signatures. >> ms. nowak, did you sign this plea form freely, voluntarily understanding everything in the plea form? >> i did. >> did you have plenty of time to talk to your attorney about this case before you decided to enter this plea? >> yes. >> i have a in the of appeal right form. did you read that over? >> yes. the one i signed, yes, sir. >> you understood it? >> i do. >> that's your signature? >> yes. >> i have a dna inquiry form, did you read that over? >> yes. >> that's your signature? >> it is. >> okay. counsel, i have a score sheet for your client with 22.2 points. is that acceptable? >> that's correct, judge.
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all right. ms. nowak -- >> nowak is accused of attacking her romantic rival in the airport parking lot in orlando two years ago after driving from houston. she began dating -- shipman had began dating lisa nowak's love interest, her former boyfriend. >> are you entering the plea because you believe it's in your best interest? >> i am. >> do you understand the maximum possible penalty for the charge burglary to a conveyians is five years in jail or five years probation? >> i do. >> do you understand a battery like this you can get a year in a county jail or a year of probation? >> i do. >> has anyone forced to enter these pleas? >> no. >> has anyone promised you to
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enter these pleas? >> no. >> are you satisfied with your attorney's representation? >> yes. >> do you understand that there's not going to be a trial in this case. there's only going to -- i'll sentence you based on the plea. >> i understand. >> you're waving the psi at this time? >> yes, we'll wave the psi. i think the court is well aware of the circumstances of my client and the facts in this case. >> all right. mrs. nowak, do you understand if you're not a citizen in the united states, entering this plea could result in you being deported. >> i understand. >> i know the facts of this case. i've lived with this case for almost three years now. at this time based on the court file and the hearings we've had between the suppression hearing, i'll accept your pleas. i'll find your alert and intelligence and pleas are
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freely and voluntarily entered and you understand the charges against you. i find there's a factual basis contained in the cou file and in the court records on this case with regard to all of the testimony in the is up pregnancy hearings and any other hearings we've had in this case. is there any reason why we shouldn't proceed to sentencing? >> no, judge. i think we can proceed now. >> all right. state, did you have anything you want to put on for sentencing purposes? >> yes, your honor. the state would call coleen shipman. >> good afternoon. >> ma'am, could you please state your name. >> let her swear her in first. >> sorry. i don't know who to look at. >> this is the love rival of lisa nowak and they were dating apparently the same person. a shuttle pilot. let's listen to her.
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sort of a victim impact statement. >> are you the victim in this case? >> yes. >> is there something you would like to tell the court and ms. nowak about what happened to you. >> yes, there is. >> have you prepared a state? >> i have. >> you may read it whenever you like. >> thank you. your honor, first, thank you for the opportunity to speak today. my name is coleen shipman. as i just said. shortly after i turned 30 years old lisa nowak hunted me down and attacked me in a dark parking lot. her attack was part of a well researched, well planned and deliberate crime. now almost three years later i'm still reeling from her vicious attack and trying to put my laugh back together amidst terrible media scrutiny that lisa nowak brought down on me
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first with her attack and later with her pr campaign. i knew in my heart when lisa nowak attacked me that she was going to kill me. it was in her eyes. a blood chilling expression of limitless rage and glee. it's my understanding that lisa nowak had researched murder, corpse dismemberment and disguises and trace evidence and i'm 100% certain that lisa nowak came here to murder me and i believe that she never thought she would get caught. she began preparing for her crimes weeks before she committed them. she researched my personal information. she entered my boyfriend's apartment and without his permission or knowledge she stole my contact information, my travel itinerary and several personal e-mails between myself and my boyfriend. she collect the my address, the
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coordinates of my house, my cell phone number and my e-mail address and gathered evidence and torture devices which in her own words were too scare ky to think about but not scary enough to bring along on her attack on me. her claim she only wanted to talk to me is at best ridiculous. it is one of many lies she devised to gain sympathy from her friends and family and the american people. please don't be fooled. i was fooled. lisa nowak is very good actress. on february 5th, 2007, lisa nowak had ample opportunity to talk to me. she followed me inside the orlando international airport for hours. the i'm a very friendly person, your honor, who at that time would have welcomed her company over some hot chocolate while waiting for my suitcase to arrive. when i -- >> we're going to take a quick break. i hate to do that in the middle
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of an impact statement like that. we'll be right back with more on shipman and the case involving lisa nowak who has taken a guilty plea today. we'll be right back.
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>> we'll take two more minutes of this live witness impact stadium of the attack in the parking lot in orlando. here's colleen shipman live in orlando. >> i fought the urge to breathe in whatever poison it was she sprayed me with.
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i thought i escaped a car jacking and i'm sure she just tried to kill me to steal my car. i had no idea that a high paid high ranking military officer just escaped a horrible death that night. it was a nightmare and the nightmare continues in the media with suggestions that i lied or changed my story. my account of what happened the night that lisa nowak attacked me is the truth. and i never changed my story. lisa nowak did chase me to my car, she did force her way into my car. she tricked me into opening my window. she did reach through my car window with pepper spray and sprayed me directly with prerp spray. as lisa nowak attacked me, she was angry but she was well-composed and she moved with deliberate efficiency. the only thing her appearance and her countenance illustrates
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is her despair from being caught red-handed. before she drove from houston to orlando to intercept me, she hit her intentions and her whereabouts, i believe, for the weekend from her co-workers. she chose to drive the 1,000-mile distance rather than fly which ensured no record of her trip. she traveled under a fake name wearing a disguise and making minimal stops and using only cash. she brought with her a myriad of weapons which one seasoned detectives called a murder kit. nowak told police that she planned to use the weapons that she brought with her to force me to sit with her. during her statements to police, she fretted over nasa finding out about her arrest but never once, that i know of, express any concern for her victim or remorse for the damage she inflicted on me. her only concern, it seems, since her crime has been for
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herself and her public image. to illustrate here indifference to the law and to this court's orders, in the fall of 2007 after both this court and her military commander -- >> more on this chilling witness statement and more courtroom coverage just ahead. u?a?a?a?a?
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talk about a lot of drama in a courtroom today for former astronaut lisa nowak and the romantic rival she's accused of attacking two years ago. nowak pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. talking burglary here and battery and attack on that romantic rival. that's lisa nowak who is charged. accused of attacking colleen shipman in the orlando airport parking lot two years ago after driving from houston. i have to tell you, it was a tearful shipman, really emotional, who spoke in court just a few moments ago. she said she is convinced that nowak came to kill her and says her life has never been the same since. >> lisa nowak did chase me to my car.
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she did force her way into my car. she tricked me into opening my window. she reached into my car with pepper spray and sprayed me directly with pepper spray. as she attacked me on 5 february, 2007, she was angry. but she was also well-composed and she moved with deliberate efficiency. the only thing her appearance and her pathetic kouns nance in her mugshot illustrates is her despair from being caught red-handed in a crime she endeavored so hard to find. >> that was colleen shipman. she started dating nowak's love interest. this is, i believe, another witness who is testifying right now in some sort -- it's an attorney, excuse me, who's about to testify. we're going to keep monitoring
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this for you behind the scenes. as soon as the judge comes up with a sentence, we will bring that to you. but right now, we also need to get to ft. hood, texas, where a solemn ceremony to honor the dead is about to begin. look at the folks who have come out to remember these people. president and mrs. obama, in fact, the governor of texas, the secretary of defense all also on hand to pay tribute to the 13 people killed on the post last week. here are some of the family members. those who are so intimately touched by this entire fiasco here. 12 died were in the military. another 29 were injured at the shooting spree at the sprawling military compound. you can see it on their faces and the way they're moving, how grieve grieved for their family members. president obama will offer remarks during the memorial service, as will army chief of
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staff george casey. look at the people who have gathered to memorialize the people they loved, the people they worked with, their friends, their family members and, again, this is the family of one of the victims. you can see that empty pair of boots sitting there as well. i'm assuming there to symbolize the men and women lost and the pictures of two of the men there in the shot here. and now the rest of the pictures there of all of the victims, all 13 of the victims. the president and first lady have been here and they met privately with some of the survivors and the families of the victims just a short time ago. again, live pictures coming to you as these people really join together to try to comfort each other to get through this trying time. we're going to continue to monitor this throughout the day. our thoughts and prayers with the folks there and the family members. u.s. intelligence flight communications as we talk more about this, from the suspect in the ft. hood shootings.
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a year ago, federal agents say nothing ever came of that investigation. they reviewed communication between major nidal hasan and a man identified as the subject of a federal investigation. i'm getting word that we need to get back to orlando. lisa nowak now apologizing to colleen shipman. >> i hope very much that we can all move forward from this with privacy and peace. thank you, your honor, for the opportunity to speak. >> anything else? >> no, judge. >> state? >> your honor, i would agree with mr. lykkebak that she did plead to burglary. but i disagree when he says this is just like any other case. this is not just like any other case. and this has nothing to do with the fact that ms. nowak is an
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astronaut. it has to do with what she did and that's what makes it different from any other cases, that she planned this and thought about what she was going to do. she traveled all the way here from texas to do it. she used a fake name in a hotel. she went to -- she hid her car at a hotel. she went to the airport and followed ms. shipman around for hours, not just for a few moments but for hours having every opportunity if she wanted to talk to ms. shipman, she could have done so. but she didn't. she donned a disguise. she had this bag of stuff that who knows what she was going to do. she came up and followed ms. shipman to her car. she attacked ms. shipman with pepper spray and then got rid of that disguise in order not to be found in the parking lot. this is a very well thought-out and very well-planned attack by ms. nowak.
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this is not your ordinary burglary. this is not where somebody was just trying to steal a car for a joyride. this was an attack on someone else over a perceived love triangle. so this goes a little bit further than just your regular, ordinary burglary. the state is asking the court to remember that and remember these facts and remember ms. shipman as she was talking. regarding sentencing in this case, the state believe that is she should do some kind of jail. if she doesn't do jail time, then at least five years of probation, mental health counseling, no contact with ms. shipman or bill oefelein. restricted travel not going to pennsylvania, alaska or california. and any investigation the orlando police department needs or restitution of amount.
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this is still affecting ms. shipman today. and she may need future counseling and she should pay for that. when the court decides on the sentence in the case, we ask that you remember the fact, remember what happened, treat her as someone who's pled to burglary doing the things that she did and acting the way that she did back in february of 2007. >> anything further? >> no. >> your honor, i heard ms. shipman's statement, and i don't want to diminish the trite that she expresses. however, the facts of the case are that the burglary was accomplished by spraying arguably a small amount of
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pepper spray which got into the window as the court knows. emts were called out. she didn't need any attention. she drove her car how many to brevard county that night. so the consequence, at least on february 5th of what happened in the parking lot were not observably severe. and i think that maybe the state's position is a little overly dramatic. i think that my client, because of who she is and because of what she's accomplished in her life was targeted a little bit by the police department here -- >> again, we're going to keep our eye on this for you. that's lisa nowak you see on the left-hand side of your screen as she awaits the judge's
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sentencing to her pleaing guilty to battery with assault and to burglary in her attack of colleen shipman back in february of 2007. as soon as the judge brings that sentencing forward, we'll bring it to you. >> have you seen this video yet? what a nightmare? falling off a platform in a subway station into the path of an oncoming train. this is what happened to a woman in boston. you'll see the rest of the video with a surprising ending.
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you are looking at live pictures from ft. hood. look at all of those people who have gathered together. president and mrs. obama are in that crowd, as are the governor of texas and the secretary of defense. you're looking at ft. hood, folks, in texas, paying tribute to the 13 people killed on the post last week. 12 of those who died were in the military. another 29 people were injured in the shooting rampage at the military compound.
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we want to get you back to orlando right now. the judge is imposing a sentence on lisa nowak. >> you entered a plea of guilty. you have apologized to ms. shipm shipman, and i believe -- the court believes your apology is sincere. i've also looked at and considered the sentences that i've imposed on other defendants who were first offenders charged with the same offenses that you're pleading to. it's long been a mandate from our legislature and the court system that people be sentenced somewhat similarly to each other, depending upon the crimes charged. that's why we have sentencing guidelines. it's been almost three years since the events took place that created this nightmare for ms. shipman. and you are 100% responsible for that nightmare.
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and i believe you've accepted that responsibility here today. therefore, it's the judgment and sentence of this court then as to counts one and counts three, counts one being the felony, burglary to a conveyance, i'm going to withhold adjudication in both counts. the reason i do that is because i can't remember -- to be candid with you -- adjudicating someone on a first offense for burglary of conveyance. i'm going to sentence you to two days in the orange county jail with credit for two days times served. place you on one year of supervised probation. i have no objection to you transferring your probation to the state of texas. i'll give you a 90-day travel permit but you must report to
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probation no later than thursday at 4:00 to begin the transfer process. you're to do 50 hours of community service which you can bide at $10 an hour which must be completed in the first seven months of your probation. you're to have absolutely no k contact of any sort, and i mean any sort, with colleen shipman. that includes personal contact, third-party contact, other than i am ordering that you prepare and send to her through your attorney a letter of apology, a sincere letter of apology. not one of these vanilla things that i see from other defendants. it must be delivered to ms. shipman within ten days of today. there's to be no e-mail contact, no voice mail contact, no text messaging contact, no phone contact, no internet contact, no
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contact of any sort. you are to stay totally away from her. you say you've completed a year and a half of counseling. i'm not going to order any additional counseling. i trust that you're under oath and you're telling me that your counseling was completed. now, all of this may affect your navy career. in fact, i'm sure it's going to affect your career in the united states navy and fair lly certai it's going to affect your retirement in the united states navy. but you brought this on yourself. and i don't have any sympathy for you in that respect. there's going to be $348 in court costs, $151 lien. is there a cost of prosecution? >> what about the anger management class, your honor? >> she's already gone through a year and a half of counseling.
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>> we'd still like something to say that it meets the requirement of our anger management in florida. >> i don't think there is a requirement of anyway. i want you to do an eight-hour anger management class also. that's standard. >> no contact with mr. oefelein? >> is there any reason she needs to contact mr. oefelein? >> no. >> he's not a defendant in this case. >> judge -- >> or a victim -- >> no contact whatsoever with mr. oefelein either. do you understand? >> i understand. >> judge, i think we've honored this -- while she's been on release -- >> boy, this has got to sting for colleen shipman who gave a very tearful testimony just a short while ago. the state attorney had been asking that there be significant jail time for lisa nowak whom you see there, stating that -- just kind of going through the process of what had happened,
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that she had faked her name, she had driven rather than flying to florida from texas to attack colleen shipman. colleen shipman saying she's suffering migraines. one of the most powerful impact statements we've seen. they asked for jail time, no contact, five years probation. nowak got two days in jail. one year of supervised probation and one year of community service. no contact with colleen shipman in this case. that is lisa nowak's sentence. carrie prejean is speaking out about her alleged sex tape. why she says she's not a hypocrite.
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want to give you a sense of what's happening at ft. hood, texas, right now.
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live pictures as soldiers and dignitaries paying tribute to the 13 people who were killed at the post last week. president obama and army chief of staff general george casey are scheduled to speak during the memorial service. and first lady michelle obama, the governor of texas, secretary of defense all also attending today's ceremony along with all of these folks you see here. she is calling it the worst mistake of her life. former miss california usa carrie prejean finally responding to reports of a sex tape. "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer is in new york. a.j., what's she saying about all this? >> a lot of people have been calling her a hypocrite ever since she gave that controversial answer about same-sex marriage months ago, she's been touting her morals. she says she was by herself and her boyfriend who she trusted. does that make it okay? here's what she told meredith
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vieira today on the "today" show. >> does that justify what i did? no, it was the biggest mistake of my life. did i think it would come out and houaunt me? no nothing is private anymore. the biggest thing and the reason why i wrote this book is because americans believe that their beliefs are under attack and this is proof. >> so you believe that somebody -- pageant officials got their hands on this tape. how did they get it? >> i have no idea. all i know is there's been a campaign against me to try and silence me. they've tried to embarrass me. they've tried to humiliate me. they've tried to attack me. and i'm still standing and they can't take that. >> should she be upset that people have been viciously attack her? absolutely. that has no place. but if she's going to be waving the free speech flag, it seems she should be aware that people who are critical of her are waving the same flag. much more on carrie prejean's sex tape shocker coming up tonight at "showbiz tonight."
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>> kind the story that will not die. a.j., thank you so much. good to see you. you expect fights to break out when you go to a men's hockey game. but a girl's soccer match? oh, it got ugly, folks.
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that is former astronaut lisa nowak who's been sentenced now to one year probation in connection with the 2007 attack on her romantic rival. she also got one year of supervised probation and community service and a stern warning from the judge to stay away from her accuser, colleen shipman, for good. earlier nowak pleaded to a lesser charge of burglary and battery. she's accused of day tacking shipman in the orlando airport parking lot two years ago after driving from houston. there she is today. a tearful shipman spoke in court saying her life hasn't been the same since that attack. she says she's convinced nowak came to her kill. and shipman also called nowak a
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phony. >> she gathered weapons and torture devices which in her own words were too scary to even think about but apparently not scary enough for her to bring them along during her attack on me. nowak's claim that she only wanted to talk to me is at best ridiculous. she devised them to gain sympathy. please don't be fooled. i was fooled. nowak is a very good actress. >> nowak apologized to shipman in court. you might remember shipman started dating nowak's love interest, bill oefelein. diapers, latex glove, other to my knowledges were found in nowak's car at the time. let's get you back to ft. hood, texas. the army right now, live pictures coming to you honoring those killed during a shooting on the post last week. president obama is among those attending the service. and samantha hayes is there as well. samantha, what are you seeing right now?
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>> reporter: i'm just outside the secured entrance -- one of the secured entrances to the field where this is taking place. you've probably been watching what's been going on inside. needless to say, it's an emotional scene. we just watched as several of the survivors entered, many of them on crutches, a few with their arms in slings. and watching here today, we believe about 15,000 soldiers and people from the community and many, many people who, of course, work at post here. we're expecting to hear from three speakers this afternoon -- the commander of ft. hood, lieutenant general robert cone, general george casey of the army, and the president of the united states, barack obama. we understand -- the president remarks, he's going to talk about each of the victims and he met with the victims' families before this service got under way. christi? >> what do we know as we watch all of these people there to
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memorialize their fellow comrades and their family? what do we know about the suspect in that case? he is still in the hospital, is he not? >> reporter: he is still in the hospital, christi. far away from here in san antonio where he is in stable -- critical but stable condition. but he is able to speak. i have some new information to share with you. he has obtained counsel, john galigan who spent 30 years in the army representing various members of the army is going to be his attorney. and galigan says he has talked to hasan. he believes that hasan understood him, to the extent that hasan has agreed to have him represent him. but he did not remark on his condition and apparently they did not talk about the case. so that's all the information we really have right now on the condition of the suspect, nidal hasan, who is suffering from four gunshot wounds. he was shot several times by, we
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believe, two officers, police officers here on ft. hood who, no doubt, will be hailed as heroes during this memorial service today. >> we see the empty boots and the pictures of the victims. any word on how long this memorial will last? >> reporter: in total, christi, we expect it to last about an hour. we've heard music playing. we've heard several well-known hymns performed. the images are really touching. we see soldiers with their heads bowed and little children, one with a camouflage bib on that said, my dad is my hero, giving you indication of how close this community is. i've heard it described really as sort of a city within these secured bounds. and many people here, even if they don't have a direct connection to the shooting, have come to mourn the loss of these 12 soldiers and one civilian. >> and seeing all those people there, we know there's comfort in numbers.
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hopefully they're finding it in each other today. thank you so much, samantha hayes. we appreciate it. help is pouring in for victims of the ft. hood shootings and their families. a nonprofit group in texas called celebration of love made care baskets for them. they have food and stuffed animals and coloring books, cards, personal notes attached. but volunteers are also adding items the victims can use to pamper themselves. >> we just want to put feel-good stuff. we'll have hair products in there. there's going to be food items in there as well, comfort stuff. hopefully like coloring books, stuffed animals, stuff like that for the kids. >> when you see this happening in one community and how austin is responding to this need right now, it makes me feel amazing. it's so great to be an american. >> volunteers plan to deliver all the baskets before today's memorial service. still talking about tropical depression ida because it is dumping a lot of rain on parts
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of the southeast. some places could get 8 inches of it. the storm will likely continue for at least another day as it travels up the east coast. came ashore this morning at dauphin island, alabama. has flooded roads in alabama and the florida panhandle and caused scattered power outages in some areas as well. the governor of virginia will not stop the execution of this man. john allen muhammad is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 9:00 p.m. eastern tonight. muhammad and a teenaged ayco accomplice killed ten people around the washington area in 2002. they're also expected of killings in other states as far away as arizona. malvo is serving life without parole. three florida teenagers accused of setting a 15-year-old on fire will be charged as adults. all three were charged yesterday with one count of aattempted second-degree murder. they're being held without bond.
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investigators say 15-year-old matthew bent directed 15-year-old denver jarvis on the right there to pour rubbing alcohol on michael brewer last month. they say the one in the middle, jesus mendez, lit him on fire. prosecutors aren't charging two other teens they've been questioning. brewer has burns over 65% of his body and is still in critical condition. >> we can come in each day or get a phone call at any time that things are getting a lot worse or getting a tiny bit better. people get sick real fast. they get better slowly. right now with him, we're getting a tiny bit better every day. >> police say the boys attacked brewer because he reported one of his friends stole his father's bicycle. the bike was apparently stolen because brewer didn't pay one of the boys $40 for a video game. the cbs news producer charged with blackmailing david letterman is in court today. he threatened to expose
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letterman's affairs with women on his staff if the star didn't pay him $2 million. halderman has pleaded not guilty. his defense attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case. he says his client was merely trying to sell a screen play. letterman made tv history when he confessed on his show he'd indeed slept with women who worked for him. president obama is now considering four options regarding how to handle the strategy for the war in afghanistan. the white house press secretary says the president plans to discuss those options with his national security team tomorrow. but he wouldn't reveal what they involved. general stanley mcchrystal has told the president the u.s. mission will fail unless he sends an additional 40,000 troops to afc. sources say the president plans to add more troops but probably not the amount mcchrystal is recommending. you expect fights to break out when you go to a men's hockey game, right? a girls' soccer match? things got ugly at the end of this high school championship
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game. it didn't end there, though. wait till you hear what happened during the trophy presentation.
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you can hear the national anthem and there is president and mrs. obama along with the governor of texas, the defense secretary and all of the people at ft. hood, texas, paying tribute to the 13 people shot to death on the post last week. 12 of those killed were in the military and another 29 people were injured. president obama and army chief of staff general george casey both scheduled to speak during this memorial service. again, you can see all of the people there that have gathered. let's listen. ♪
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>> it's really impactful to see those empty boots and helmets as they represent the men and women who were killed and now we're holding them in reverence and the flag flying at half-mast there at ft. hood this hour. we'll keep you posted throughout the day on the ceremony. people looking for progress on the war on terror, apparently might want to head to the mov movies. reggie aqui is here to explain what's going on on the website right now. go ahead, reggie. on one hand, you want to go. on the other hand, you might not want to. >> reporter: this does have a happy ending but it begins with the taliban swooping in and telling folks, if you go into this movie theater and watch
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what's on the screen, that's a crime punishable by death. the movie theater closed after that. the good news is it's back open. the region, as you might know, as you're watching hln and we've told you about it for months, the taliban gained control of much of that area. so a strict version of islamic law banned music and movies. they were particularly against music inside of movies like what you're watching right there. the owner of the movie theater says what's strange is many of the fighters telling him to shut this thing down were his customers just a little while before. after a three-month military offensive there in the swat valley, pakistan's military was finally able to declare victory in july over the taliban. so the theater reopened two months later. now they show films, again, with big musical number that is people all love. one man says, we're having fun and what we want to do is now have more of that fun. of course, that all depends on if the pakistani security forces can keep the taliban out. by the way, that theater was built in 1964.
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they still use the original projectors there and they were made right here in the u.s., actually on long island. so as i told you, there's a happy ending but a pretty scary beginning. >> no kidding. reggie, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. the issue of abortion could derail health care reform legislation in the senate. democratic senator and abortion opponent ben nelson of nebraska says he'll oppose any bill that provides federal money for abortions. house speaker nancy pelosi added restrictions on abortion funding in the house version to get it passed. but democratic senator barbara boxer calls that radical and says the house amendment is unfair to women. it prohibits abortion coverage in a government-run plan and in private plans that accept people paying with government subsidies. senate democrats will need nelson's vote and those of several other anti-abortion democrats to pass health care reform. we want to pose the question to you. do you think the government should restrict insurance coverage of abortions as part of any health care reform?
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e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or give us a call right now. or text us, hlntv. thank you for joining the conversation and the discussion here. a chicago bus driver made an unscheduled stop this morning, did he ever. inside a home. we're going to tell you if anyone was seriously hurt. look at those pictures.
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live pictures coming to you right now in texas where the u.s. army is remembering the 13 people killed at ft. hood last week. this is general robert cone. general george casey, the army chief of staff, is scheduled to speak next. look at all of those people. along with president obama and the army chief of staff participating in this ceremony. first lady michelle obama, texas governor rick perry, defense secretary robert gates all attending this memorial service. the president and mrs. obama met privately with survivors and the families of the victims prior to the ceremony beginning. look at all of those folks who have come to hold their colleagues and family and friends there in reverence. the t.e.a. party express is making its feelings about the
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house's health care bill loud and clear. about 500 protestors gathered outside the georgia state capitol yesterday. hear the "kill the bill" referring to the reform package that passed over the weekend. the health care bill is moving to the senate. many republicans are still opposed, particularly to government-run health insurance. but last night on "the joy behar show," maxine waters talked about how president obama is reacting. >> the president wants a bill, no matter what. the president says he's going to sign basically whatever we send him and that's that. he believes that having health care reform is crucial to his re-election and i don't think you're going to see him getting involved in any way to fight for any aspect.
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don't forget, on public option, what we had to do was keep pressing, pressing, pressing and we still didn't get the kind of robust public option that we really wanted to have. >> tonight, joy talks to actress carrie fisher about her new broadway show "wishful drinking" and her life as one of america's beloved movie star. catch joy tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific right here on hln. getting word that white house communications director, anita dunn is stepping down. she'll leave early next month. dan pfeiffer, the current deputy communications director, will take over the top job. dunn's made it clear she planned to hold the position only temporarily. a fight broke out on the field of a high school girls' soccer game and then carried over into the stands. this happened at the state championship in rhode island. look at this. fourth and final game.
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a minute left, tempers flare and these two go at it. look at the hair-pulling. officials tried to break it up. during the trophy presentation, fans in the stands started brawling as well. you think you're at risk of identity theft? a new website can tell you. clark howard tells us about this free easy way to help protect your identity. what risk are you at of identity theft? we see all the commercials about the great ways to keep your identity from being stolen. how would you figure out how much risk you were actually at? there's now a mathematical formula for free you can run yourself through and see how much risk you're actually under based on your profile. go to myidscore.com. when you get there you fill out
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a short amount of information about yourself. and if you're trusting enough, your social security number. i chose to put it in there to see what it would show for me. i was at pretty high risk of identity theft. thank goodness i've frozen my credit. check out your number and see if you need to take more p precautions to protect yourself. for more ways to protect your wallet go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. catch him every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln news and views. a chicago bus ended up making a stop this morning inside a home. can you imagine? only one person had to be treated at the scene. the facade on the opposite side of the house was crashed. a woman and her four kids were inside the home at the time of the crash. no word on what caused the bus to lose control. it's a nightmare.
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no doubt. falling off a platform in a subway station right into the path of an ongoing train. this happened to a woman in boston. wait until you see the surprise ending here with the video.
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memorial service for the 13 soldiers and civilians killed last week in the shooting rampage. president obama talking about the determination to honor them. let's listen in. >> private first class michael pearson. loved his family and loved his music. his goal was to be a music teacher. he excelled at playing the guitar and could create songs on the spot and show others how to play. he joined the military a year ago. and was preparing for his first deployment. captain russell seager helped
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patients with post-traumatic stress. he had an extraordinary respect for the military and signed up to serve to help soldiers cope with life after combat and return to civilian life. he leaves behind a wife and son. private francheska velez, daughter of a father from colombia and a puerto rican mother recently served in korea and iraq. and was pursuing a career in the army. when she was killed, she was pregnant with her first child. and was excited about becoming a mother. lieutenant coloniallonolonial colonial jaunita warman. >> the life and legacy of each of the 13 victims from the rampage last thursday being
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extolled by the president today. their life's work was the freedom we enjoy today. we'll hear more from that ongoing memorial service. u.s. intelligence flag communications for the suspect in the shootings one year ago. federal agents said nothing came of the investigation. they communicated all the e-mails. he was identified as the subject of a federal investigation. he left the u.s. in 2002 and may now be living in ye men. they're starting an internal review to see if they may have missed red flags. >> i guess no one saw the signs on him. can you imagine if they miss the signs with someone else? it's ridiculous. >> they were probably a lot of
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connections that should have been made but weren't made. but we're at war. we're under a lot of pressure. maybe that's what happened. >> hasan is still in intensive care at the burn unit. he's declined to answer questions from federal investigators. he's also met with his own military lawyer. right now in upstate new york. police are trying to find out why a man walked into a school building with a rifle and took the principal hostage. after a standoff that took two hours the gunman surrendered. no one has been hurt. they are 90 miles north of manhattan. a sheriff identifies the suspect as a man in his 40s who attended that school in the '80s. the gunman's sun was recently suspended from school. three florida teenagers accused of setting a 15-year-old boy on fir will be charged as adults. all three were charged with one count of attempted second-degree
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murder. 15-year-old matthew, directed 15-year-old jarvis to pour rubbing alcohol all over him last month. the 16-year-old lit him on fire. two other teens are being questioned. the boy has burns over 65% of his body and remains in critical condition. >> we can come in each day or get a phone call at any time that things are getting a lot worse or getting a tiny bit better. people get sick real fast. they get better slowly. right now with him we're getting a tiny bit better every day. >> police say the bobs attacked him because he reported one of his friends stole his father's bicycle. apparently because he didn't pay $40 for a video game. now depression ida is zumping razump i -- dumping rain and lots of it. ida came ashore at dolphin
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island, alabama. it's already flooded parts of alabama and the florida panhandle. it left debris scattered in streets and yards. some areas experiencing scattered power outages. the storm will likely continue for another day as it marches up the east coast. if you have the h1n1 flu virus you should get paid sick leave from your employer to stay at home. that's what connecticut senator christopher dodd is proposing as part of emergency legislation in congress. that is dick durbin, the illinois senator, not christopher dodd, by the way. live pictures for the floor of the senate. christopher dodd says the idea is to make sure sick employees stay home rather than expose other people. the debate over the hot button issue of the summer now includes another question. your views on how abortion could
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affect health care reform.
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right now the u.s. army is remembering the 13 people killed last week at ft. hood. the president, the army chief of staff, general casey and others are participating in the ceremony. the first lady, michelle obama. the texas governor, rick perry, defense secretary gates defending as well. the president and first lady met with the survivor and families of victims before the ceremony began. it started 40 minutes late because he wanted to continue to meet with them and talk with them and comfort them. we could see them emerge. a hush fell over the crowd as they walked down the stairs after that meeting with the president and first family. some on crushes. some wearing casts. it was quite a moment to see about a half hour ago. the ceremony continues. live continuing coverage on cnn. the issue of abortion could derail health care reform legislation in the senate. democratic senator and abortion opponent ben nelson of nebraska says he will oppose any bill
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that provide federal money for abortions. house speaker nancy pelosi added restrictions on abortion funding to get it passed. democratic senator barbara boxer calls it rad call and says it prohibits abortion coverage and any government-run plan. senate democrats will need ben nelson's vote and those of several others to get health care reform through. >> i absolute agree. we're asking your views on this story. richelle carey is here to highlight the comments that have been flooding in here. >> they have, chuck. first they were flooding in just simple yes and no. we're like that's not the character of folks on facebook. then we started getting into the debate. should the government restrict insurance coverage of abortions as part of health care reform? not the public funding of abortions because that's
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actually already on the books. you can't do that. we're talking specifically whether or not if you have a government insurance plan can you use that to get an abortion. sheila is calling from new jersey. sheila is fired up as most people are about the topic. sheila, you have the floor. >> sure, i feel that abortion is an elective procedure. being as controversial an issue as it is, the government and insurance companies should not be use iing our money to suppor something that half of us don't believe in and it's not a necessary procedure. it's hard enough to get a billing covered at the dentist let alone something that's not a necessity. >> there are rare occasions when it might be necessary to save the mother's life. how do you feel about those situations? >> caller: if it's necessary to save the mother's life. that's the only exception. >> okay. sheila, thank you for your phone
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call. olive is callg from florida. olive, i have a feeling that we put you two back-to-back because you don't eye-to-eye. >> in this country we have a separation of church and state. antiabortion is a religious stance, it's not a moral stance. >> are you sure about that? >> caller: i believe the idea that a fetus is a human life basically comes through church teachings. scientifically, i don't think that's true. >> we could be here all day talking about that. >> caller: i do feel that it is not a moral stance. it's basically a religious stance. something been taught by religious leaders. >> so let's relate that back to the question, then. should the government restrict insurance coverage of abortion? >> absolutely not. >> to be fully open.
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especially to low-income women. >> thank you for your phone call from florida. let's get to a few of them. according to the supreme court abortions are legal in the united states. any medical procedure considered legal should be covered. don't like it, change the laws. vivian says an abortion is an individual decision just as any pregnancy. far too methods are available to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. abortion should not be necessary. having said that if an individual decides that is what they want to do then they should pay the price, not the insurance companies. okay. continue to tell us what you think about this dochlt you think the government should restrict insurance coverage of abortions as part of any health care reform? e-mail, call or text us at h
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hlntv. put this on the facebook page and my goodness. >> vivian tried to find some middle ground. >> people have been reasonable. >> thanks. see you soon. do you think you know the news? challenge your friends, challenge yourself. pick your favorite anchor, including robin meade from hln's morning express. play the cnnchallenge.com. the man convicted of murdering ten people in a series of shootings is set to die tonight. will the governor stop the execution of john muhammad.
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these are pictures just in, live pictures for portland. a three-alarm fire raging at a school in the southeast portland. a school that houses 460 students. cnn affiliate katu says dark smoke poured from the school. this happened just before noon, which would be just before the top of the last hour. it's about 12:15 pacific right now. 460 students and teachers reportedly evacuated to the
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library, but that's a good block away from the school. a building that clearly seems to be fully engulfed in flames. no indication how this may have started. those look like perhaps temporary class buildings. all students have been accounted for. but the fire continues in southeast portland. president obama has just finished his remarked at the ft. hood memorial service. the president blamed twisted logic for the rampage that killed 13 people. he said there's no faith that justifies what happened. >> already mentioned those terrible minutes soldiers made makeshift tourniquets out of their claits. they braced gunfire to save the wounded. one young soldier, amber, was so
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intent on helping others she did not realize for some time that she herself had been shot in the back. two police officers mark todd and kim munley saved countless lives by risking their own. one medic treated both officer munley and the gunman who shot her. it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous acts. >> nothing justifies it, he said. a ceremony continues. you can see it on cnn. continuing coverage. live pictures. i can also add that bases all over the world, including all those in the united states, you can imagine that soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen are watching this ceremony going on right now all the way from ft.
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drum to camp pendleton. that ram pain last week at ft. hood. there will be no more appeals to stop tonight's scheduled execution of the convicted d.c. sniper. earlier a clemency appeal was denied from lawyers. he's scheduled to receive a lethal injection. he and a teenage accomplice killed ten people in sniper attacks around the washington area in 2002. they're suspected of killings in other states, as far as away as arizona. former nasa astronaut lisa nowak pleaded guilty in florida to attacking another woman overan ex-boyfriend. she will not be going to prison. she's been sentenced to one year probation. she's accused of attacking colleen shipman two years ago after driving from houston. in court a tearful shipman says
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she believed nowak aimed to kill her. >> she gathered weapons and torture devices which in her own words were too scary to even think about. aparnly not scary enough to prevent her from bringing them along on her attack with me. her claim she only wanted to talk to me is at best ridiculous. i believe it's one of if laws she designed to receive sympathy from the court, nasa, her friends, her family, and the american people. please don't be fooled. i was fooled. lisa nowak is a very good actress. >> she changed her plea to guilty to felon particular and misdemeanor battery. she originally faced attempted kidnapping. she will be out on probation. are you at risk of identity theft? a new website can tell you. clark howard tells us about this free and easy way to protect your identity.
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to protect yourself. go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> he's on saturdays and sundays at noon and 4:00 oorn. more signs americans plan to cut back on traveling over the holidays to save money. the aaa study found 30% of those polled plan to take a road trip, not fly. 40% say they'll stay with friends and family. they won't get a hotel room. here's a holiday gift from google. if you're traveling this holiday season, take your laptop. get free wifi at 47 of the nation's airports thanks to google. it runs the through the end of the holidays. miami, orlando, houston, pittsburgh, a lot of others. google hopes you'll set the page as your home page. he couldn't get health care reform passed when he was in the white house. what president clinton is doing now to try to make it happen.
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this is ft. hood, texas, as family members pile what's passed -- they're called battlefield crosses. they are boots, weapon, and helmets from each of the 13 who were killed last week, and uniform military personnel are rendering a salute. family members are breaking down. it's quite a scene. this memorial service was just completed. high ranking officers are filing past these makeshift memorials. the president and first lady met
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before the service. he has spoken at the service. he is now headed to the hospital on base to attend to and greet the wounded soldiers who couldn't make the service. as you know, 13 people were killed in the shooting. 12 of them were active duty military. 29 people were hurt. these picture need no words. they speak for themselves. he spoke to the crowd about ten minutes ago. he says there is no faith that justifies the acts. he also paid tribute to all u.s. servicemen and women who serve the country. >> this generation have volunteered in a time of certain danger. they are part of the finest fighting force that the world has ever known. they have served tour after tour of duty in distant and difficult places.
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they have stood watching in blinding deserts and snowy mountains. they are men and women, white black and brown of all faiths and all stations. all americans. serving together to protect our people. while giving others half a world away the chance to lead a better -- >> to lead a better life. u.s. intelligence flight communications from the suspect, 39-year-old suspect in the ft. hood shootings about a year ago. federal agents say nothing ever came of the investigation. they reviewed communications between major nidal hasan and the man identified as the subject of a federal investigation. a radical cleric identified as al laki. that's where hasan attended services. he left the u.s. in 2002. he may be in yemen.
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agents decided there was nothing to warrant further action. they were in effect benign. the fbi is starting a new internal review to see if it might have missed any red flags. >> i guess no one saw the signs on him. can you imagine if they missed the signs with someone else? i mean, you know, this is ridiculous. >> think they were probably a lot of connections that should have been made that weren't made but we're at war and we're around lot of pressure, and maybe that's what happened. >> hasan is still in intensive care at the burn unit in san antonio. he has met with investigators but he has declined to answer their questions. right now in new york police are trying to figure out why a man walked into the school with a rifle and took the principal hostage. the school immediately went into lo lockdown as police a arrived at the scene. the man surrenders after a
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two-hour standoff. the state government official identifies the suspect as christopher craft, a man in his 40s who once attended the school. his son was recently suspended from the school. three florida teenagers suspected of setting a 15-year-old boy on fire will be charged as adults. all were charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder. 15-year-old matthew bent directed the the other to pour rubbing alcohol on michael brewer last month. then mendez lit him on fire. brewer has burns over 65% of his body and remains in critical condition. >> we can get a phone call at any time that things are getting a lot worse or a tiny bit better. people get sick real fast.
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they get better slowly. right now we're getting a tiny bit better every day. the boys attacked him because he reported a friend stole his father's bicycle. the bike ruz stolen because brewer didn't pay one of the boys $40 for a video game. tropical depression ida is quite a rainmaker drenching the southeast. it came ashore a little before dawn right there by mobile bay. it's already flooded some of the roads in alabama and the panhandle. some areas are also experiencing scattered power outages. no reports of serious damage. the storm will continue another day as it travels right up the east coast. along the atlantic seaboard.
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>> that's an i-reporter capturing the giant waves as ida slammed the gulf coast. jan moll took the video. some buildings lost their seawall. we talked to her earlier. she said the waves ares were getting bigger and bigger. she said the parking lots with high-rise con dos are underwate underwater. >> the parking lot is flooded. >> yes, ma'am. thank you so much. great job. great pictures. if you've got pictures of ida coming ashore or any other great story go to ireport.com and look for the upload now link. never comp row miz your own safety. no more appeals to stop the execution of d.c. sniper muhammad. earlier tim kaine denied a
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clemency appeal from lawyers from muhammad who is scheduled to receive lethal injection. he and a teenaged accomplice killed ten people in sniper attacks in 2002. they're also suspected of killings in other states. as far away as arizona. malveaux is serving life without parole. how will lisa nowak be punished?
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thooef are live pictures. they're fighting a huge fire at an elementary school on the southeast part of the city. this is an 85-year-old building. it is one of the oldest buildings, one of the oldest school buildings in the city.
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it's a school that has 460 enrolled students and it was in session. they have all evacuated to a library about a block away. all students accounted for. somebody before noon smell ad burning odor. people ran to the principal's office asking if it was a drill. they pulled the fire alarm. there are maybe two dozen or so firefighters. everybody is accounted for and okay. it looks like the fire a spreading along the roof line in this 85-year-old building. right now in texas the u.s. army is remembering those 13 people killed last week at ft. hood as relatives and friends and others stop and pay their final respects to the 13 lives lost. president obama and the army chief of staff participated. the first lady, michelle obama, texas governor rick perry.
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defense secretary robert gates attending the service as well. the commander of the post reflected on the losses ft. hood has suffered in recent years. a place where soldiers feel secure. soldiers do what soldiers do best. they take care of each other in time of need. >> lieutenant general robert kohn, the commander at ft. hood. you see relatives pausing. some clearly overcome with grief. this is so fresh in their minds. the president and first lady met with survivors and families for probably 40, 45 minutes at least before the ceremony began today. other news from orlando, lisa nowak has pleaded guilty to attacking another woman over an ex-boyfriend. she won't be going to prison.
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nowak gets a year probation. she made a deal with prosecutors. she changed her not guilty plea to guilty to felon burglary and misdemeanor battery. no wac recently faced attempted kidnapping. the woman she attacked in an airport parking lot two years ago gave detailed and emotional testimony at the hearing. she believeses nowak believed to kill her. bill clinton mote with senators during their weekly luncheon today. they said if they fail on health care the party will pay for it election day. the very thing that happened in 1994 when bill clinton and his wife failed in their health care bid and republicans took congress. the issue of abortion could derail health care reform legislation in the senate. ben nelson of nebraska says he'll oppose any bill that provides federal money for aborings. house speaker pelosi added restrictions on funding in the house version to get it passed.
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barbara boxer called it radical and says it's unfair to women. senate democrats will need ben nelson's vote ls and those of several other antiabortion democrats to get health care through. what do you think of the government restricting insurance coverage of abortions? e-mail us, call us, or text us. basketball great says he's ill and wants everybody to know about it.
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in texas thousands of people gathered at post to pay tribute to the victims of last week's shooting spree. as you know, 13 people were killed in that awful attack. 29 others were hurt. many of the walking wounded from
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the attack itself attended this service. today the president tried to bring some confident to some families as they grieved and prayed. and here's amazing grace. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me one by one president obama spoke the names and told the stories of the 13 people slain in the shooting rampage and then he and the first lady headed to a military hospital to meet with those still recovering from their injuries. he's already met with many of the victims before the service. we're learning more about
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the relationship of anthony sowell in cleveland and the niece of the cleveland mayor. she lived with sowell from 2005 to 2007. delaware nice told affiliate woio that sowell took good care of her and she never thought the smells in his house might be bodies. he's suspected of strangling 11 women, hiding their bodies in and around their cleveland home. two more families have learned their loved ones were inside that home. >> just told he that her body was intact. that's all. it's still devastating she died in this manner and was found in the backyard. >> the fbi says it's investigating if sowell may be responsible for unsolved killings and rapes as far as away as japan. he spent time there as a marine. i'm jane velez-mitchell. rocked by tragedy.
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it will cleveland community is outraged calling for a federal investigation into the city's police force because of the way they handled the cleveland strangler case. i say good. let the investigation begin. the list of allegations is a mile long. for starters, cops went to sowell's home in september but didn't notice the stench of death pouring from his house. couple that with allegations that the cops ignored 911 calls from neighbors. they never questioned sowell of rape accusations and allegedly laughed at families that tried to report their missing loved ones. i'm not saying this house of horrors is all the fault of cops. far from it. but it is their job to protect the neighborhood. and when 11 bodies are found rotting inside one house, it's hard not to agree with an angry community. i'm jane velez-mitchell, and that's my issue. >> don't miss jane tonight. the latest on the lisa nowak plea deal. the woman she attacked said she was certain the former astronaut
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would kill her, and that was her intent. is lisa nowak's punishment enough? every day in the past week the price of gold has hit a record high. a brand new record every day. what's going on with gold now? cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow has details. >> you know, chuck h this is something we've been watching closely. gold prices soaring. this year gold prices are up 23%. take a look at this chart. we hit a record high for gold prices yesterday. over $1,100 an ounce. merrill lynch came out saying they're predicting $1,500 an ounce for gold in the next 18 months. some investors see it going higher. possiblily to $2,000 an ounce. a lot of folks are saying why? we went to the streets in new york city and asked folks. they really have no idea why. take a look. >> it's way up, correct? seems like a good investment.
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i'm not sure of much else, though. >> any idea why gold prices would be going higher? >> probably because the economy. i don't know. everyone is trying to sell their gold and make some money. >> what do you >> reporter: that's true. what do you think? >> i have no idea. >> it's a dangerous sign. >> reporter: it's a dangerous sign, why? >> usually when gold goes up, it means there's something broken in the system. >> there has been a lot of talk in the last couple of months about the dollar not being the standard for financial trading around the world. yeah, a lot of concern. i think we're in a sea change right now. >> why this is price of gold so soaring? they had good answer. it represents safety in an uncertain market. it makes gold and others priced in dollars a better bargain for investors around the world and also seen as a hedge against inflation. we're seeing an interesting new trending, central banks around the world buying up more gold. last week, india's central bank
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bought 220 tons of gold. here's the thing. that could billion bad for the u.s. economy if they buy up gold instead of u.s. treasuries and put pressure on the u.s. dollar and the u.s. needs other countries to buy our debt. that's how we pay for things. that's an interesting way to look at it. also a lot of folks want to know how can the average joe get in on this search in gold prices. they can borrow it if they have the money on hand. more and more places are selling those and you can buy gold stock. you can consider cashing in your gold jewelry. however, before you do that, do your homework, check out this story on cnnmoney.com, selling gold payoff, make sure you don't get ripped off. dow up 13 points. it shot up 200 yesterday. dow up barely today, still over
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10,000 trading just before the close of trading. we'll be right back. u?a?a?a?a?e
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an attacker accused of st k stalking her rival admits her guilt. and 40 years of songs, how sesame street is celebrating its birth day. >> this is richelle carey. hope you're having a great day so far. president and mrs. obama are vis visiting ft. hood, both
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attendingattend ing a memorial service for those killed. he spoke the name of each person killed and told their life. >> we come together for the 13 americans we have lost, with gratitude for the lives they led, with a determination to honor them, through the work we carry on. this is a time of war. these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. they were killed here, on american soil. in the heart of this great state and in the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. . >> the army chief of staff, general george casey, he also
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spoke during the ceremony, he called the killings a kick in the gut. former ft. hood commander promised the family of the fallen, they will help a generation move forward. an attack over an ex-boyfriend, she's not going to prison, though. lisa nowak gets probation and made a deal with prosecutors and changed not guilty to guilty to misdemeanor battery. the woman she attacked in an airport parking lot two years ago gave a detailed and emotional testimony at this hearing, says she believed noban nowak meant to kill her. >> she gathered weapons and torture devices in her own words were too scary to think about but apparently not scary enough to prevent her from bringing them along during her attack on me. her claim she only wanted to talk to me is ridiculous. i believe it is only one of many
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lies she designed to gain and receive sympathy from this court from her family and the american people. please don't be fooled. i was fooled. lisa nowak is a very good actress. >> nowak originally faced a more serious felony charge of attempted kidnapping. i have breaking news to tell you right now, coming in from hln, reports of gunfire right here. this is a strip mall in the portland, othregon area. the call came in about an hour ago. police are on the scene. we don't know anything about any injuries. our affiliate is reporting multiple life flight helicopter s have been called to the scene as well. there is also an elementary school close to the strip mall. it is on lockdown as they try to get this situation under control. the strip mall again in the portland r portland, oregan area. life flight on the way to
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stabilize the area, we'll get you as much information as we gone, from the portland oregon area. there will be no more appeals for convicted sniper john alan muhammad. he is to be put to death tonight. the governor there, tim kaine, called his spree so horrible it can't be explained or understood. 10 people died and they thought twice about going shopping and doing things like getting gachlts his accomplice is serving life without parole. police in fayetteville, north carolina, is searching for this little girl. 5 years old, shaniya davis. she's about 5 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and no shoes. she also has a scar on her left foot. i hope you're getting a good
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look at her f. you have any information, call 910-433-1851. you can always just call 911 also. police in conway, south carolina, are frantically searching for a miss iing 2 wee old boy. this is his picture. police say they were called to the home just after midnight. the mother put her 1-year-old daughter and 2 week old son to bed about 11:00 p.m. her time and went to check on them and the boy was missing. he has brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing navy pants, football print, blue shirt and light blue socks. teenagers accused of setting 15-year-old on fire are all charged as adults. they're charged with one count of attempted second degree murder, being held without bond. 15-year-old matthew vent directed 15-year-old jarvis to pour rubbing alcohol on michael
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brewer last month. they say 16-year-old jesus m mendes lit him on fire. he has burns over 65% of his body and still in critical conditio condition. >> we can comment each day or a little bit at a time, they're getting a little better each day. things get worse fast and sick takes time. getting a little better each day. >> police say he was attacked because one of the friends' father stole his bicycle. the bike was reportedly stolen because michael didn't pay one of the boys 40 bucks for a video game. >> a fire broke out in portland today. "it" flames can be seen shooting through the roof. students and teachers evacuated from the library.
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460 students attend that school. so far, no injuries. an nba legend is battling cancer. ahead, the prognosis for ckarim abd abdul-jabbar.
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we continue to keep an eye on this breaking news happening in portland, oregon, at a scene at a strip mall and reports of gunfire, yes, more gunfire. specifically in the tuwalton area, if you know the area at all. there is a school in the area and it is on lockdown as they try to get a handle on the situation. police were called to the scene about an hour ago. we know life flight was called to the scene, if that tells you anything. we're trying to get you more information on this. there's possibly been gunfire at a strip mall at martineza
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square, is what i'm told, i'm trying to get you as many specifics as possible. we'll get more for you in a moment. president obama is now considering four options for how to handle the strategy for the war in afghanistan. the white house press secretary says the president plans to discuss the options with his national security team tomorrow. no word on what any options actually are. general stanley mcchrystal has told the u.s. president the mission will fail unless he sends and additional 40,000 troops to afghanistan. sources say the president plan toss s to add more troops but probably not what he is directing. ben nelson of nebraska says he will oppose any bill that provides federal money for abortions. house speaker nancy pelosi added
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restrictions on abortion funding in the house version to get it passed. democratic senators barbara boxer calls that radical and says it's unfair to women and prevents government coverage -- abortion coverage, rather, in a government run plan and in private plans they accept people paying with government subsidies. senate democrats will need nelson's votes and several other anti-abortion democrats to pass health care reform. >> i absolutely agree. >> so, this is your views question. should the government restrict insurance coverage of abortions as part of health care reform? all right. casey gave us a comment. check it out. >> i think a public one is need but agree with state funded
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abortion. if someone is going to have an abortion, that is something the government should not pay for. >> got quite a few comments on this as well. you go to facebook and search richelle carey hln, you can dive into the comments. >> i am 100% pro-choice but i don't think abortion should be paid for from government funded health insurance. that is my opinion only because it is a choice and not something like a sickness or disease insurances need to cover. becky say, i believe abortion should be cover as other procedures, in some cases elective and others necessary, the insurance elective should be based on the criteria of other elective procedures. calling us from illinois, all right, jane, this is a hot button topic, no doubt, where do you stand on this? >> caller: i believe that abortion should be covered by a national health plan, especially
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for low income women, who are constantly passed over becau because -- for all sorts of medical needs because of their financial constraints and their inability to purchase insurance. >> okay. >> caller: i think that any reason for an abortion should be covered because the reasons are as different as all of the women that have to make the decisions. >> so, are you coming from the point of view that it's a medical procedure or just like any other medical procedure an that's how an insurance company should approach it? is that where you're coming from on this? >> caller: yes, i am. >> all right, jane. >> caller: especially for low income women, as i said. >> jane, thank you for your point of view. we appreciate it. tried to give you a little bit of sample what people have been saying. that was "your views" topic of the day. we appreciate it. two veterans from two
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different wars are using two different forms of art to express themselves. it makes sense, of what they went through. they share their stories in the latest edition of veterans in focus. >> i started writing poetry in the year 2 2007. i was alone and had a lot of time to do soul searching and thinking. yon what inspired it. i wrote a po emand it all started pouring out. i just couldn't stop. my name is michael anderson and i'm a veteran of the vietnam war. >> this is actually the first painting i did. it's of a p.o.w. flag. this one right here is a desert scene with cobras flying through the desert. painting helps me forget about any problems i might be having,
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anxiety, helps me stay calm and something i enjoy doing. i'm a veteran from the iraq war. >> i met sergio here in new directions. that was my first time having a talk with him. in the process of talking, i found out he was a marine like myself. there was kind of like an instant bond. >> any time we see another marine, it's like, he's your brother. you know you will have that bond with any other marine, because that's what we were, we were brothers. >> just by chance i had some work i had done. just by chance, he mentioned he liked to paint. >> as the bell tolled at attention i stand, honoring heroics of every woman and man who serves unflinchingly to heed our call where all gave some and some gave all. >> the idea of a collaboration came together. we started bonding. >> we decided to paint something which showed an act of bravery. that was the iwojima flag.
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>> i had that sense if i presented that poem to him, he would share my vision. he would, just by the words alone, be able to see what i saw. >> as the bell tolls, i offer a salute to our fighting men in uniform, brave and resolute. my prayers go out to all of you through every column and rank. i offer you my gratitude, i salute you, i give you my thanks. >> wow! >> the children's show, sesame street, celebrates a pretty big milestone today, how long it's been on the air and some of the vips who have appeared on the show over the years.
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welcome back. we do have an update on the breaking news we're following for you at hln. this is a strip mall in the portland, oregon area, where there was a shooting. the latest is that one person is
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dead as a result of the shooting. this is in portland, oregon. one person has been killed. kra, our affiliate is reporting two life flight helicopters have been called to the scene and one person life flighted by helicopter. we know one person passed away and another person injured. the elementary school close to this is on lockdown. apparently, the situation is under control. two other schools a middle school and high school were closed as a precaution. the situation is under control as a result of shooting at a strip mall in portland,ing or gorgeous o -- in portland, oregon, one person killed and another injured. the stocks staged a rally tod
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yesterday. did the momentum carry over. it was so big we had to lead with you yesterday. >> notice where i am today, back mine zone. stocks turned from dynamic to dull today. they were unable to build on yesterday's rally. at least a little bit. investors played it safe today. it found itself higher by 21 points to 10,247. and the nasdaq ended ever so slightly lower. home prices may be bottoming out. most u.s. cities saw gains in the medium single price of homes in the third quarter. the national medium home price rose $7,000 from the previous quarter and still down 11% from last year but analysts see the improvement of the prior quarter as an improvement on the housing sector. i gave you a little silver lining. >> thank you.
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good ne fedex is predicting 8% increase in packages it will ship. it expects it will be its busiest day, december 14th, this year. basketball kareem abdul-jabbar is being treated for lou keepia. his doctor said this is not a death sentence, very treatable. he is trying to raise awareness and give hope to others who may have the blood cancer, my eloid leukemia and talk about the importance of health care. >> we have the best technology in the world. we're supposed to be the can-do nation. our health care system really fails so many people, especially poor people, people who don't have the means to go to private doctors. i think we should change that. i think it's absolutely crucial and certainly, it's a just and noble cause to make health care available to everyone.
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>> abdul-jabbar says he approached a pharmaceutical company to launch an educational campaign about his condition and is now working as a paid spokesperso spokesperson. sesame street is 40 years old, the children's show that made big bird, cookie monster and oscar the grouch -- @@@
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the florida community pays its final respects to the 13 people killed during that shooting rampage last week. the community gathered with the army's top brass and the president of the united states to bid a solid farewell as ed lav v lavendera join us from ft. hood. it was really compelling thing to watch. you saw people pause and literally pick up the pictures and embrace the pictures. it was an unbelievable thing to witness. >> reporter: absolutely. a lot of these ceremonies take place on much smaller scales, not only in iraq and
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afghanistan, also in smaller ceremonies like this. on a grand scale like this, it really gives people around the country a moment to capture what it's like to be a soldier in this army after eight years of battle in iraq and afghanistan as well. really gives you a sense just how poignant and how important these ceremonies are to the men and women in the military here in the united states. obviously, president obama taking time to individually speak about each of the victims of last thursday's shooting, taking a moment to recount a little part of their personality, of their lives, the things that made them so special to their own individual families. president obama also, taking this as a moment, to reinforce all the soldiers the work they are doing is noble work. >> we come together, filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. with gratitude for the lives
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they have led and with a determination to honor them through the work we carry on. this is a time of war. these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle, they were killed here. on american soil. in the heart of this great state and in the heart of this american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> richelle, what was really powerful about this moment and entire ceremony that lasted about an hour or so is the stillness and quietness that descend upon ft. hood and areas around this community. at one point, they were singing amazing grace inside that zone where they were holding today's memorial service a short distance away to the entrance to
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the military installation here, you could hear "amazing grace" echoing throughout the grounds today. >> i bet almost the entire county ft. hood is in probably paused to be part of the experience. live at ft. hood, ed lavendera. appreciate it. an update for this breaking news we're following on. police say two people are dead, two a man and a woman. also two people injured. this is all at a suburban office park at portland, oregon. police say the situation is under control now, that they do have a suspect in custody. again, two people shot dead in the portland, oregon area. a witness told cnn affiliate, kat, that a woman wearing something that looked like a lab coat had blood coming from what
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appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. they're still trying to process what happened. in the immediacy, they're dealing with the fact, they have this person in custody. two people lost their lives, two other people injured. a total of four people shot in this office park area in portland, oregon. former astronaut, lisa nowak has pleaded guilty to attacking another woman over an ex-boyfriend. she's not going to jail. she made a deal with prosecutors and changed her plea not guilty to guilty to burglary and misdemeanor battery. the woman she attacked two years ago gave a detailed and emotional testimony during this hearing. you saw some of this live. she believes nowak meant kill her. >> she gathered weapons and torture devices in her own words were too scary to think about but apparently not scary enough to bring them along during her attack on me. she claimed she only wanted to talk to me is at best ridiculous.
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i believe it is one of many lies she dedesigned to desave and gain sympathy from this court, nasa, the u.s. navy, her friends and family and the american people. please don't be fooled i. was fooled. lisa nowak is a very good actress. >> nowak originally faced a more serious felony charge of attempting kidnapping. tropical depression ida is dumbing drenching rains in parts of the southeast. some places could get up to 8 inches of rain. it came to shore on dolphin island, alabama. and it has flooded yards and left streets and yards a mess. and scattered power outages so far. no reports of serious damage. it will likely continue another day as it travels up the east coast. the governor of virginia will not stop the execution of the convicted d.c. area sniper. governor tim kaine denied a
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clemency appeal for john allen muhammad, scheduled for leshall injection at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. he and a teenage accomplice killed ten people in sniper attacks in the washington area in 2002. they're also suspected of killing in other states as far away as arizona. malvo is serving life without parole. >> police in fayetteville are looking for this little girl. shani shaniy a davis, wearing a blue shirt and has a scar on the left foot. call 910-43-1851. if you think you know something or think you see, you can always call 911. we have a resolution in another situation like this. police in conway, south carolina, say a 2 weekend boy listed as missing has now been
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found, returned to his mother and he's fine. no other details, though, they're not telling us anything else. the mother told police, she put her son and 1-year-old daughter to bed about 11:00 p.m. last night, went to check on him and an hour later, he was missing. this 2 week boy in south carolina is back with his mother. >> expect fights to break out when you go to a girl a's hocke game, but a soccer match wait until you hear what happened during the trophy presentation. it didn't end there.
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if you're looking for
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progress in the war on terror, you might want to head to the movies, one movie in particular. here to explain why and a look at some other stories that are getting a lot of clicks on the website right now. hi, virginia. >> hi, richelle. here is one way to stop people from going to the movies, make it a crime punishable by death. that's what happened after taliban showed up at the ticket window and issued and edict which led to the swift closure of that particular theater. now, that theater is back in business. the region had fallen under taliban control and followed strict law banning music. a lot of those fighters used to be the moviegoers before they joined the taliban and decided, well, it's forbidden now. after pakistan's three month military offensive against the taliban, the army declared
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victory in july, two months late e it shows films with music. one of the men that goes says, we're having fun and we want to have more fun. that depends how well pakistan security forces can protect the valley. it was built in 1964 and still uses projectors made in, get this, long island. >> very interesting details there. all right. this is interesting as well. research on golf balls is redefining the term "water hazard." do explain. >> did you know that americans lose or discard 300 million, 300 million golf balls every year? here's the good news, if you want to go back and try to get your balls, you have plenty of time to do it because research shows it takes the average golf ball 100 to 1,000 years to decompose. now, to the bad news.
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over that time, these plastic balls are leaking dangerous heavy metals into the water. research found zinc in golf balls poisoned the surrounding plant life and water. one of the ways they discovered this was it was this interesting expedition into scotland. here's the video. they didn't find the monster, but they found hundreds of thousands of golf balls lining the bottom there. you can see the white spots. locals apparently used the loch as a de facto driving range there. is a concern, a lawmaker says golf balls are humanities sitting litter. his solution to this is become a better golfer and stop throwing them in the water, or invest in biodegradable golf balls. >> that's a good point and try to find the loc hrh ness monste while you're at it. >> exactly. that's a bonus. >> that's a bonus.
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i'm sure you're keeping up with this, pretty much everyone is, with the health care debate. the issue of abortion could derail health care reform legs lakes the senate. ben nelson of nebraska says he will oppose any bill that provides funding for abortion and nancy pelosi added language to get it passed. but barbara boxer says the house amendment is unfair to women. prohibits abortion coverage in a government run plan and in private plans that accept people paying with government subsidies. senate democrats will need nelson's vote and those of several other anti-abortion democrats to get health care reform passed. >> this will be a huge story. >> so, should the government restrict insurance coverage of abortions, as part of health care reform? that is what we have been asking you. and you have been responding. donnie is calling us from
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missouri. all right, donnie a little bird birdie named louise, my producer, says you're not feeling that. if you will take the government option for abortion, you should be able to get insurance for that. >> caller: no. get your own. i'm not asking the taxpayer to buy me a gun. pay for your own abortion. we don't owe you for an abortion. what if i want a sex change and breast implants, should they have to pay for that? >> leave the guns and sex change out of it. glad you're so passionate. focus on abortion. you don't believe that -- >> caller: it's not just moral. science says life begins at conception. it's offensive to many people in our country. you should pay for your own. if we're going to use tax dollars to help you buy and insurance plan and it covers abortion, no different than giving you a voucher to pay for
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abortion abortion as far as i'm concerned. >> okay, donnie, thank you. heal public insurance of an kind should not be used for any elective surgery. they actually agree but we've had diverse opinions all day. making a stop this morning inside a house by a bus. we'll tell you if anyone was seriously hurt in this. look at the pictures.
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you know what time it is. "prime news" is coming up in a couple minutes. let's check in with mike. i know you have an update on a story that has stuck with people for a while. this young boy, michael brewer, still in the hospital with burns over 65% of his body. now, time for the justice system to get cracking. >> exactly. doctors are saying, they're not certain he will survive. i got a call from a doctor. if he does not there, not surprised. three of the five juveniles charged, we're talking teenag teenagers, charged as adults, facing murder charges. we'll get you updated on that. call 1-877-tell-hln.
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this is a wild one, a woman accused of faking a kidnapping plot to extort money from her husband. turns out it is all a ruse. this is a mother in her late 30s, mother of two cute little girls. this ruse, she's hanging out with her boyfriend, possible plot to kill hubby. >> doesn't hubby say he believes her? >> yeah. we could do an hour on this one. >> wow! >> he is paying for her attorney, is sticking by his wife. there are audiotapes of her allegedly having sex with the boyfriend there. you go, the tip of the iceberg, call in on that one. it's like an internet
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sensation, the soccer player from new mexico, elizabeth lambert we've got that and rhode island, high school soccer in rhode island a brawl on that. what's going on? are girls getting meaner? what is happening here? is it just athletics or society as a whole? is there a message being sent out? call in your thoughts. at the top of the hour. >> i went to an all girl's school, i can tell you, we talked about each other. we didn't pull pony tails and that kind of stuff, no, we didn't. that's a good topic. i have an update on the breaking news i've been following for you. this office park, rather, in portland, oregon area, police now say two people a man and a woman, have lost their lives in this shooting to mo, two more p confirmed in the portland, oregon area, specifically tualatin. the situation is under control. they do have a suspect in custody. also, one of our affiliates, katu, says a woman wearing something that looked like a lab coat, came running out, appeared
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this woman had multiple gunshot wounds. they're still trying to piece together what happened. two people have been killed in this shooting in suburban portland, oregon. a threeportland, oregon. a three-alarm fire at one of the oldest schools in southeastern portland today. the fire at the marysville school spread quickly and you can see what happened there flames shooting through roofs. students anders got out safely to a library about a block away from the school. 460 students from kindergarten through eighth grade attend the school. so far no injuries are reported and live pictures now the flames are gone but quite a lot of smoke getting out the hot spots. the tea party express making its feelings about the house's health care bill heard loud and clear. 500 protestors gathered outside the georgia state capitol yesterday. you can hear the chants "kill that bill" referring to the $1.2
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trillion reform package the house passed over the weekend part of the tea party express's second cross-country tour. a bus made a stop this morning inside someone's home. we are learned only one person had to be treated at the scene, just one but the impact was so intense the facade on the outside of the house was cracked. a woman and four kids were inside the how many when this happened but weren't hurt there. there is no reason what caused the bus driver to lose control. a fight broke out at a girls soccer game and carried out into the stands this happened in the rhode island the fourth and final game tollman was playing winnsocket and two girls i don't know what that is, hair pulling. officials tried to break it up and during the trophy presentation fans in the stands started to brawl, as well. stick around, mike will talk
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about that. new details about a strange twist in the house of horrors in cleave lanldz. the niece of the city's mayor used to live with the suspect. our jane vi les mitchell takes on that twist. y8
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